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mnew
Calcite | Level 5
Experts:

Another beginner question. Reviewing the weekday function this morning. What is the best way to convert the weekday function result to 'Sunday...' instead of showing 1-7? Every solution I came up with seemed to be too clumsy. One of them was simply a bad idea. I tried to format the weekday result in weekdate3. :-).

Thank you!
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Vasile01
Fluorite | Level 6
Hi,
I am not yet an expert on SAS. Try look on proc format.
Warm regards,
Vasile
data_null__
Jade | Level 19
Did you try weekdate9.?

[pre]
6 data _null_;
7 do date = today() to today()+14;
8 put date weekdate9.;
9 end;
10 run;

Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
[/pre]
mnew
Calcite | Level 5
Thanks to you both!
My question is not how to format a date value to show the weekday. I was hoping for a shortcut that convert the weekday function results (1-7) to Sun-Sat. Proc Format as Vasile suggested is definitely a solution.
Peter_C
Rhodochrosite | Level 12
have you tried PUT as a function?
Weekday = PUT( date_var, weekdate3. );
mnew
Calcite | Level 5
Great idea. This is the shortcut I was looking for. Thank you.

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